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Emergency Legal Kit for Business – personal data protection in Romania

This Law transposes the Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purpose of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework […]

Draft Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MB Act) was amended vide the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (2017 Amendment) to grant certain additional benefits to eligible women employees. As part of the 2017 Amendment, the provision of a crèche facility was made effective from 1 July 2017 as a mandatory requirement for every establishment with 50 […]

Insolvency in aviation: what India’s new bill means for leased aircrafts

Leasing of aircrafts is a prevalent market practice in the aviation industry, and all existing airline operators in India have currently leased a significant number of aircrafts in their fleet. In fact, a sizeable debt in the books of these operators is in connection with such leasehold arrangements. Insolvency proceedings in India, including the aviation […]

Supreme Court confirms commercial tenant’s statutory right to a renewal lease

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod The Supreme Court has confirmed, in the case of S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd that a landlord cannot oppose a tenant’s right to renew its tenancy on the grounds of redevelopment or reconstruction if there would be no intention to carry out the proposed works should the tenant vacate voluntarily.  Walker […]

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Firms warned: “Technological change is eating your lunch”

The digital revolution is well and truly underway in every walk of life, but while law firms are all aware of the benefits, not all have committed to the financial and strategic investments required to make the most of the opportunities afforded by technology. That was one of the key take-aways from The Lawyer’s Business […]

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HSF opts for in-house tech to fight data breaches

As data breaches rise amid new GDPR regulations, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has developed in-house software to help clients react to leaks and counteract potential financial losses. The software, which identifies and analyses the personal data breached in the leaks, was built in-house by the head of the firm’s global cyber security practice Andrew Moir […]

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NFU Mutual cuts three firms from panel

The National Farmers Union’s (NFU) insurance arm has cut its panel firms from seven to four, with DWF among those winning a place. DWF has been added to the line-up for NFU Mutual, while DAC Beachcroft has retained its place. The two other firms on the roster are Scottish-based BTO Solicitors and Belfast-headquartered John McKee […]

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